Mariquita talks with Isabel Cañas about her debut novel, The Hacienda, a terrifying and thrilling Postcolonial Gothic set in 1820s Mexico. They also touch on what makes a strong female protagonist, the legacy of colonialism on generations of indigenous people, the enduring role religion and the caste system have in oppression, and just how all those traditional Gothic-era families got so wealthy (spoiler: it was from exploiting the labor of people of color).
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose